• On Nov 5, 2017
    Sandra from ON Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are excited to enjoy our first Disney Cruise setting sail on January 31st, 2018. Do we sign up for our boys (3 and 5) to go to the oceaneer club on November 17th? Or do we have to wait until we are onboard to sign them up? Is there limited availability?

    Ahoy, Sandra!

    Welcome aboard the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I'm so excited to hEAR you'll be setting sail with Disney Cruise Line for the first time in January! You've asked some great questions, and I'm happy to report that when you booked your sailing and selected the ages of your children, you secured their space in the Oceaneer Club and Lab so there is no need to worry about availability. They can check-in as often as they like during secured operating hours once your crew is aboard.

    In just a few days, your Online Check-in will open up, and you'll be able to input your Guest information, travel arrangements, select a port arrival time, register your boys for the youth spaces, reserve your onboard fun and Port Adventures and review over the cruise contract. This part of the planning always makes the cruise feel like a reality to me! During this process, you'll fill out the Youth Activities Registration Form for both sailors. This form includes information about medical and/or dietary restrictions and a place to mark who is allowed to drop off and pick up your children along with a "Secret Word" that will be given when checking your boys out. You'll also be able to familiarize yourself with the eating policies as well as first aid, photos, behavior information and Oceaneer Bands. Speaking of the Oceaneer Bands, these will need to be picked up either in the cruise terminal or once aboard at either the club or lab. This band looks similar to the MagicBands used at the Walt Disney World Resort, but is secured by a clasp to keep it from coming off. Your boys will wear it throughout the sailing so it can be used for checking in and out each day. There is no charge for the bands, but if you decide to keep them as souvenirs, a charge of around $13.00 per band will be applied to your account. 

    Thank you for your questions, Sandra! Have a magical day!

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Meet the Panelist: Nancy, Georgia

Ahoy there!I'm excited to help you plan a magical voyage filled with pixie dust onboard one of the magnificent Disney cruise ships. As a mom of two,I love planning a Disney cruise and can't wait for you to experience all that DCL has to offer. Learn More About Nancy

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